Describing fractures

See Salter-Harris Classification of paediatric epiphyseal injuries

e.g.

Open oblique femoral fracture at the midshaft

with marked displacement.

Lateral tilt of 30 degrees and shift of 50% of the width of the shaft of the distal fragment

with poor pedal pulses

 

e.g

Closed combined fracture of the distal ulnar and radius

with moderate displacement

20 degrees of ulnar tilt of both bones.

e.g.

Closed Severely displaced Fracture/Dislocation of ankle

with tri-malleolar fracture and posterior dislocation and diastasis of the tibial/fibula interosseous membrane

with intra-articular invovlement